From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Mr. D got hold of him. Pumping radiation into Braincell's mind, the villain lost all of his powers, along with his intelligence and his sanity. Years later, on the road to recovery, Braincell has had his powers somewhat restored by King Brain, who dug into his brain to try and salvage his powers. He now has the power to affect himself with his power returned, and the power to cause great psychological pain to others - but only through touch.